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Lily Bevan and Sally Phillips Are Creating Fun Female Characters In New Comedy Series 'Talking To Strangers'

Home / Women in Focus / Career / Lily Bevan and Sally Phillips Are Creating Fun Female Characters In New Comedy Series 'Talking To Strangers'

Female comedy continues to going from strength to strength but, as Lily Bevan laments, she is tired of playing "The Girlfriend"; atypical, one-dimensional characters created...

05/02/2016

Ladies, Say Hello To Curvy Barbie

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Playing with barbies can get boring when every single one of them looks the same. But, after 56 years, Barbie has now become a real woman - with hella curves! She now has 7 different...

29/01/2016

This Woman Live-blogged The Aftermath Of Her Rape

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / This Woman Live-blogged The Aftermath Of Her Rape

Amber Amour is a 27-year-old woman from New York. Whilst on a trip to Cape Town, South Africa with her 'Stop Rape. Educate' campaign, she was raped in a the shower of a hostel...

07/01/2016

'Overweight Haters Ltd' Are Handing Fat-Shaming Cards To Women On The Tube

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / 'Overweight Haters Ltd' Are Handing Fat-Shaming Cards To Women On The Tube

As if our morning commute wasn't stressful enough, now we have to deal with a bunch of d*cks who think it's their prerogative to print off a load of fat-shaming cards and hand...

01/12/2015

Here’s Just 3 Examples Of Why The International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women Is So Important

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Here’s Just 3 Examples Of Why The International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women Is So Important

In 1993, the UN General Assembly Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women was created to take action against the epidemic. But more than 20 years on UNWomen.org...

25/11/2015

Why Is Office Bullying Getting Worse And How Can We Stop It?

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There’s an office bully in nearly every workplace. They bombard you with passive aggressive emails, leave mounds of work on your desk and try at least once a day to embarrass...

20/11/2015

What This Husband Wrote About His Wife's Work As A Trauma Nurse Is Incredible

Home / Women in Focus / Career / What This Husband Wrote About His Wife's Work As A Trauma Nurse Is Incredible

Bobby Wesson had an incredible response after posting a picture of his wife cuddling their toddler on Facebook along with an explanation about his wife's experiences as a trauma...

18/11/2015

5 Reasons We Need To Sign The #Equality4MentalHealth Petition

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Danny Boyle, Louis Theroux and Miranda Hart are just three in a long list of public figures who have signed the #Equality4MentalHealth, an open letter calling for physical and...

12/11/2015

Emma Watson And Malala Yousafzai Are Changing The Face Of Feminism Together

Home / Women in Focus / Women in Business / Emma Watson And Malala Yousafzai Are Changing The Face Of Feminism Together

By speaking about feminism during her He for She campaign at the UN, Emma turned a controversial word into a solidly positive message, and converted many to the cause for equality...

05/11/2015

What Does Facebook Tolerate More - Nudity Or Racism? The Answer is Depressing

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / What Does Facebook Tolerate More - Nudity Or Racism? The Answer is Depressing

A topless woman or a racist comment, which would you find more offensive? Well a German photographer wanted to know where Facebook stood on the matter, and the answer is sure...

05/11/2015

15 Reasons Tampons Are So Effing Luxurious

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Because tampons are a girl's best friend. Not diamonds. Always tampons. Period tax sucks but rather than get eggy about it we thought we'd give those people who don't bleed...

30/10/2015

Research Shows There’s More Women In The Boardroom Than Ever - But We Can’t Stop There

Home / Women in Focus / Women in Business / Research Shows There’s More Women In The Boardroom Than Ever - But We Can’t Stop There

A recent government report has shown that some of the UK’s top companies have hit a “major milestone” by significantly increasing the number of women in their boardrooms. Great...

29/10/2015

Police Launch New Sexual Consent Campaign Using A Cup Of Tea...

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Thames Valley Police have launched a Youtube campaign that uses a cup of tea as an analogy for sexual consent, which is both great and depressing at the same time... This use...

28/10/2015

This Guy Rocks A Pink Tutu To Support His Cancer-suffering Wife & It's Brilliant

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / This Guy Rocks A Pink Tutu To Support His Cancer-suffering Wife & It's Brilliant

When Bob Carey's wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2003, he wanted to find a way to support his wife whilst also making people laugh. For him, The Tutu Project was the perfect...

28/10/2015

This Girl Shames Disgusting Online Creeps In The Best Way

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / This Girl Shames Disgusting Online Creeps In The Best Way

How do you deal with a decade of sexist and racial abuse from trolls, fetishists and general sleazebags? You publicly shame them, that's what. High five to the girl with the violin...

27/10/2015

Why Crying At Work Isn't A Big Deal From Someone Who Knows

Home / Women in Focus / Career / Why Crying At Work Isn't A Big Deal From Someone Who Knows

Lena Dunham and Gloria Steinem recently came out as office criers in this week's Lenny Letter, making women all over the world rejoice and sing 'It's my office and I'll cry if...

23/10/2015

Baby Loss Awareness Week: Why Losing A Baby Shouldn't Be Taboo

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Baby Loss Awareness Week: Why Losing A Baby Shouldn't Be Taboo

This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week - a week dedicated to breaking the 'taboo' subject of losing a child and helping women to get the support they really need in order to talk...

15/10/2015

How The World's So-Called 'Ugliest Woman' Turned Online Hate Into The Most Inspirational Campaign Ever

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / How The World's So-Called 'Ugliest Woman' Turned Online Hate Into The Most Inspirational Campaign Ever

We’ve all experienced some form of bullying at one point in our lives but imagine being in high school and stumbling across a video on Youtube about yourself. Now imagine that...

13/10/2015

This Victoria's Secret Photoshop Fail Might Be The Worst Yet

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / This Victoria's Secret Photoshop Fail Might Be The Worst Yet

It's not the first and it probably won't be the last time the Victoria's Secrets photoshop team screws up. The brand is known for its liberal use of airbrushing but this time...

08/10/2015

Meryl Streep And Co-stars Face Backlash Over Suffragette T-Shirts

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Meryl Streep And Co-stars Face Backlash Over Suffragette T-Shirts

‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’ T-shirt used to promote Meryl Streep's new movie gets attention on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. To promote her upcoming movie Suffragette...

06/10/2015